Spring bull sales herald a busy period for bull movements as farmers introduce them on-farm for mating. This situation heightens the risk for on-farm biosecurity and disease spread. Because bulls can move multiple times and be sourced from different stock agents, it is critical that bull breeders, leasers and farmers meet their NAIT obligations of recording and confirming all bull movements within 48 hours.
SENDING SERVICE BULLS OFF-FARM?
1. After tagging, register the bulls online in NAIT. Tell us which tags you have used in your account.
2. Do the bulls need a TB test? if you are in a Movement Control Area (MCA) you will need to undertake a TB test.
3. Record a sending movement in the NAIT online system within 48 hours.
BUYING OR LEASING SERVICE BULLS?
1. Check that the bull/s coming on your farm are registered in NAIT and TB tested
2. Request an Animal Status Declaration (ASD) form from the sender or seller
3. Record and confirm all bull movements within 48 hours of the bulls moving in NAIT
Animals considered too dangerous to tag qualify for an Unsafe to tag (UTT) exemption provided they are going direct to slaughter. UTT animals must be clearly marked and declared in NAIT prior to moving and will incur a $13 levy (excluding GST) at the meat processor
It is an offence under the NAIT Act to remove a NAIT tag without permission from NAIT Limited. If you need to remove or replace a NAIT RFID tag from a bull, contact NAIT to request authorisation on 0800 482 463 or email email@example.com.
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